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My sour-sweet days : George Herbert and the journey of the soul

By: Oakley, Mark

0281080321 / 9780281080328
Paperback
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29/11/2019
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England
22 cm 144 pages
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George Herbert is one of the great 17th century poet-priests.

His poems embrace every shade of the spiritual life, from love and closeness, to anger and despair, to reconciliation and hope. And his work is always rich with audacious playfulness: he seems to take God on, knowing God will win, as if he's having an argument with a faithful friend he knows is not going to leave.

In much of theology and spirituality, God is a critical spectator to human lives, but for Herbert, his sense of relationship with God is primarily of a friendship that can never be broken. These are some of the themes Mark Oakley explores in this outstanding book.

He offers a poem for every day in Lent, with a 2-page commentary on each of the 40 included.

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DC Poetry, HRCS Christian spirituality & religious experience

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